The H50 Reboots in the Middle of the mksysb Restore


OS Level: AIX Version 4.3
Type/Model: H50


In the middle of restoring a mksysb to a model H50, the machine rebooted.

This occurs if the System Management Services (SMS) menus are used to boot from the mksysb tape. When SMS menus are used, the H50 requires almost a constant response from the device from which it booted. This is generally not a concern when booting from CD-ROM, however, it is when booting from tape. This is a problem with the SMS.


There are two workarounds to circumvent this situation.
  1. Use the F5 or F6 key or set the boot list to the tape drive.


  2. Use the installation CD-ROM to boot the system and then run the mksysb restore.

[ Doc Ref: 95634874411642     Publish Date: Apr. 28, 2000     4FAX Ref: none ]